Gainesville Compost Has Suspended Operations =(
We enjoyed serving you from 2011-2016. Thanks for the support over the years!

When you sign up for pickup, you get a GNVCompost Green Bucket & Starter Kit delivered to your door.

Your Starter Kit is delivered within 1 business day of placing your order and includes:

A GNVCompost Green Bucket for Your Doorstep

A Sign for Your Household Detailing What Goes in the Bucket

A Partner Decal for Your Window

1 monthly Soil Food for Your Garden, Flowers, or Lawn



I did an experiment and put your Soil Food on one bed of tomatoes this summer, and planted the same variety of tomatoes in another bed with a different fertilizer -- and the Soil Food tomatoes yielded more and sweeter tomatoes, hands down ... Such a deal! I'm super-happy with my Gainesville Compost service so far.

- Jennifer Downey, Acupuncture Physician

Rather than trucked to a landfill, your kitchen waste is pedaled to Community Composting Centers throughout a network of local partners, including:

Porters Community Farm · Opus Garden · Highlands Presbyterian Center · Tempo Bistro to Go · Cymply Fresh Cafe · Center for Innovation & Economic Development

Why Compost with Gainesville Compost?

Bike-powered community composting diverts valuable soil-building resources away from the landfill for the benefit of urban agriculture in Gainesville, FL.

  • No More Food Waste

    One-third of the landfill is comprised of food waste. Do your part to end food waste by composting with us.

  • Pedal-Powered Pickup

    We bike to your house weekly to empty and clean your Green Bucket. Our food waste diversion program is fossil fuel-free!

  • Convenient Starter Kit

    When you sign up, you get: a Green Bucket, a small Soil Food; stickers and signage; and more!

  • Get Compost Back

    Soil Food is a living, nutrient-rich amendment made from a diverted waste stream. As a member, you get one each month.


We moved from a house to a downtown apartment last year and needed a way to compost our food scraps but could hardly bring our composter with us ... We are extremely pleased with the service.  It is one of those rare services that 'just works.'

- John Carter, Software Engineer